Shakespeare in the Schimmel

“Why then the world’s mine oyster…” Pistol says to Falstaff in the second act of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Open it on October 28 – November 7 as Pace continues its Shakespeare season with the Shakespeare Globe’s heralded production. >>Read More

Romeo has come and gone, and now it’s time for some Falstaff fun! On October 28 Shakespeare’s Globe returns to Pace as the centerpiece of our exciting Shakespeare festival with its new London production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. The production will run through November 7 at the Schimmel Theater in NYC, and will also feature a centerpiece lecture by Pace Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies Martha Driver, PhD, who will discuss some of the historical figures who may have helped shape Shakespeare’s famous Falstaff.

In the play, Falstaff arrives in Windsor with no dinero. To help his “situation,” he decides to court two wealthy married women, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, sending them identical love letters (never a good idea.) Wise to his tricks and for the sake of their own amusement and to gain revenge, the “merry wives” pretend to respond to his advances. What comes next is…something.

Save big on tickets! Faculty and Staff code is PaceOrch for $35 for Orchestra seats and Pace2B for $25 Balcony seats!